Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Hi to my fellow Bloggers, I hope this lovely old hymn, which I think is so moving, will enhance your devotions. I accessed it through "The Cyber Hymnal." Beneath the Cross of Jesus Words: Elizabeth C. Clephane, 1868; published posthumously in the Family Treasury, a Scottish Presbyterian magazine, in 1872, titled "Breathing on the Border." The magazine's editor, W. Arnot, wrote: These lines express the experiences, the hopes and the longings of a young Christian lately released. Written on the very edge of life, with the better land fully in view of faith, they seem to us footsteps printed on the sands of time, where these sands touch the ocean of Eternity. These footprints of one whom the Good Shepherd led through the wilderness into rest, may, with God's blessing, contribute to comfort and direct succeeding pilgrims. Beneath the Cross of Jesus. Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand, The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land; A home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way, From the burning of the noontide heat, and the burden of the day. O safe and happy shelter, O refuge tried and sweet, O trysting place where Heaven's love and Heaven's justice meet! As to the holy patriarch that wondrous dream was given, So seems my Savior's cross to me, a ladder up to heaven. There lies beneath its shadow but on the further side The darkness of an awful grave that gapes both deep and wide And there between us stands the cross two arms outstretched to save A watchman set to guard the way from that eternal grave. Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me; And from my stricken heart with tears two wonders I confess; The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness. I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place; I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face; Content to let the world go by to know no gain or loss, My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.

@marie
Michelle Masenheimer @marie ·

Thanks for sharing this hymn. I love old hymns and I will pass it along!!!

God Bless!!!

@clayonmyeyes
Vincent Chough @clayonmyeyes ·

Thanks Mumbly.

Blessings,
Vince

@greybear
Rob Henson @greybear ·

Thanks for the post!
Hope to see more in the coming weeks!

In Christ,
GreyBear
:boohoo:

@blest
Beth M @blest ·

I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by to know no gain or loss,
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross

Beautiful! Thank you, Mumbly! (I LOVE the Random blog feature!) blessings, blest

@billyb
Billy Beard @billyb ·

AWESOME!!!!! WOW!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

I know this is considered shouting. It deserves it too.

God Bless and thank you for bringing this back up front.

@bethy
Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy ·

Mums this came up in my random blog link... just thought you would like to know its still out there and being read.

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